Until recently, many Americans saw the Confederate flag in neutral or positive terms. But today, the rebel flag has become a flashpoint in America's culture wars, particularly because of the resurgence of white supremacist groups. Those who fly the rebel flag say it represents Southern heritage, honors the Confederate dead, and symbolizes defiance. Critics of the flag say it's a symbol of slavery, white supremacy, treason, and violence. Is the Confederate flag a symbol of racism?
Is it racist to fly the Confederate flag?
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